First things first: it’s completely normal to experience vaginal discharge. These secretions serve a number of vital functions, including cleaning and moistening the vagina, helping to get rid of bad bacteria, and fighting infection.
Intimate partner violence – also known as domestic abuse – is a prevalent and deeply ingrained problem in South Africa. Sadly, most victims never come forward with their stories, which means that violent acts against women and children continue to be perpetuated day after day and year after year. As a victim of domestic abuse,…
Stress is an unavoidable and normal part of life. In some instances, it can even spur us into action and ensure that we get essential tasks done. However, if you’re living in a constant state of anxiety, you could be doing serious damage to your health. Here’s how you can you tell if your stress…
First, the bad news: winter is coming. For lots of us that means eating more, exercising less, and getting a little softer around the middle.
It’s totally normal to be a little nervous for your first pap smear, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Here we’re walking you through this quick, painless procedure so you’ll know exactly what’s in store for your first pap smear.
Do you notice that your weight tends to fluctuate with the seasons; that a few extra kilos creep in during the colder months? You’re definitely not alone!
If you’ve ever had a question about your period but have been too shy to ask, this article is for you. Remember: at Marie Stopes, nothing is embarrassing, off-limits or weird, so let’s dive in!
Ever sat down on the toilet and felt a searing, burning pain when you tried to urinate? It may also have felt like you couldn’t properly empty your bladder – hardly surprising when it feels like you’re pushing razor blades out of your urethra!
Have you noticed that your periods are irregular or that you miss them altogether – even though you’re not pregnant? This happens to a lot of women, for a variety of reasons.
For many couples, oral sex is a fun and important part of physical intimacy. But there are still loads of myths surrounding this type of sexual activity – maybe you even believe some of them. Here we’re calling out these dodgy “alternative facts” and setting the record straight with real facts – AKA, the truth!